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Alberta Provincial Nominee Program

Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaThe Alberta Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is an employer-driven program. A provincial nominee must have a guaranteed job offer with a pre-approved employer in Alberta to be eligible for the program.

Skilled Worker:

The Skilled worker category is designed for applicants with formal education and/or specialized training. The applicant must have arranged employment with a pre-approved employer in Alberta (accompanied by LMO) and perform an occupation classified as NOC (National Occupational Classification) Skill level O, A or B. The applicant must be fully qualified for the position and have met all licensing/regulatory requirements and cannot be in the apprenticeship stage.

International Graduate:

The International Graduate category is for applicants who have obtained a diploma/degree from a publicly funded college, trade/technical school or university or private institution (only in Alberta) in Canada. The applicant must have completed a minimum of two years at the undergraduate level or a minimum of one year at the graduate level in Canada.

The applicant must have full-time arranged employment for a minimum of 6 months with a pre-approved employer in Alberta (accompanied by LMO) and perform an occupation classified as NOC (National Occupational Classification) Skill level O, A or B. The employment must be for a minimum of 6 months and the applicant must have a valid work permit.

Semi-Skilled Worker:

The applicant must have arranged employment with a pre-approved employer in Alberta (accompanied by LMO). In addition, the applicant must have a high school diploma, have been employed in Alberta for at least 6 months and be competent in English (or take ESL training in Alberta). There are four different industries in this category: Food and Beverage Processing Industry, Hospitality Industry, Manufacturing Industry and Trucking Industry.

    Food and Beverage Processing Industry 

  • Bakery Production Worker (NOC 9617)
  • Food and Beverage Production Worker (NOC 9617)
  • Food and Beverage Processing Equipment Cleaner (NOC 9617)
  • Industrial Butchers and Meat Cutter (NOC 9462)
  • Poultry Production Worker (NOC 9462)

    Hospitality Industry

  • Food and Beverage Servers (NOC 6453-C)
    • Have the Emerit Personal Certification
  • Room Attendants (NOC 6661-D)
    • Have the Emerit Personal Certification

    Manufacturing Industry

The applicant must have a minimum of 4 years of work experience in a job similar to the employer's type of business before arriving in Canada.

  • Shipper and Receiver (NOC 1471)
    • Completion of a Forklift Certificate
  • Production Clerks (NOC 1473)
  • Purchasing and Inventory Clerks (NOC 1474)
    • Purchasing clerks require courses in purchasing management and inventory clerks require courses in production and inventory management
  • Heavy Equipment Operator (Except Crane) (NOC 7421)
    • College or Industry courses in Heavy Equipment Operation or completion of a 1-2 year apprenticeship program
  • Oil and Gas Well Drilling Workers and Services Operators (NOC 8412)
    • Certification in First Aid; Certification in Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness; Certification in Blowout Prevention; Certification in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS); Certification in Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG); and Certification in Cryogenic Safety
  • Machine Operator - Mineral and Metal Processing (NOC 9411)
  • Foundry Worker (NOC 9412)
  • Concrete, Clay and Stone Forming Operators (NOC 9414)
    • Mould maker's that construct and repair wooden forms require carpentry or woodworking experience
  • Inspectors and Testers, Mineral and Metal Processing (NOC 9415)
  • Chemical Plant Machine Operator (NOC 9421)
    • Certification in First Aid; Certification in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS); and Certification in Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • Plastics Processing Machine Operators (NOC 9422)
    • Completion of Statistical Process Control (SPC) course and Moulding Process Operators require completion of Hydraulics, Pneumatics & Electronic Systems courses
  • Rubber Processing Machine Operator & related workers (NOC 9423)
  • Water and Waste Plant Operators (NOC 9424)
    • College or Industry Training courses in water treatment and pollution control; Certification in water distribution or treatment (Level I, II or III); Certification in Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS); Certification in Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG); and Completion of safety practices courses
  • Sawmill Machine Operators (NOC 9431)
    • College courses in wood processing technology; Certification in Industrial First Aid; and Head sawyers and planner operations usually require several years of experience in other sawmill machine operating positions
  • Pulp Mill Machine Operators (NOC 9432)
    • College Diploma in forest products processing or a related subject; or Certification in Industrial First Aid
  • Papermaking and Finishing Machine Operators (NOC 9433)
  • Other Wood Processing Machine Operators (NOC 9434)
    • Combination of College and company courses
  • Paper Converting Machine Operators (NOC 9435)
  • Lumber Graders & Other Wood Processing Inspectors & Graders (NOC 9436)
    • Graders & Inspectors require experience as a sawmill machine operator, or other wood processing operator or as a labourer in wood processing; or Lumber graders require a lumber grader's license issued by a provincial lumber association
  • Process Control & Machine Operators, Food & Beverage Processing (NOC 9461)
  • Aircraft Assemblers and Aircraft Assembly Inspectors (NOC 9481)
    • Completion of college program in aviation or aeronautical technology with emphasis on aircraft manufacturing
  • Electronics Assemblers, Fabricators, Inspectors and Testers (NOC 9483)
    • Electronic testers require post secondary courses in basic electronic theory, testing techniques and testing equipment; Electronics inspectors and testers require experience as an electronics assembler or component fabricator
  • Assemblers and Inspectors, Electrical Appliance, Apparatus & Equipment Manufacturing (NOC 9484)
    • Completion of college program in Electronics
  • Assemblers, Fabricators & Inspectors, Industrial Electrical Motors & Transformers (NOC 9485)
    • Completion of college courses in electricity or electro-technology; Inspectors and Lead-Hands require experience as an assembler, fitter or wirer
  • Mechanical Assemblers and Inspectors (NOC 9486)
    • Inspectors require experience as a mechanical assembler
  • Machine Operators and Inspectors, Electrical Apparatus Manufacturing (NOC 9487)
    • Inspectors require experience as an assembler
  • Furniture Finishers and Refinishers (NOC 9494)
    • Completion of college, industry or high school level courses in furniture finishing or refinishing
  • Plastic Products Assemblers, Finishers and Inspectors (NOC 9495)
    • Inspectors require experience as an assembler or finisher
  • Painters and Coaters - Industrial (NOC 9496)
    • Industrial painters such as aviation painters require specialized training or college courses
  • Plating, Metal Spraying and Related Operators (NOC 9497)
  • Machining Tool Operators (NOC 9511)
    • Completion of college level courses in machining
  • Forging Machine Operators (NOC 9512)
  • Metalworking Machine Operators (NOC 9514)

    Trucking Industry

The applicant must have driven in a professional capacity before coming to Canada and provide documentation to demonstrate their pervious driving related training and work experience. Preference will be given to drivers who can demonstrate a minimum of three out of the last five years work experience as a HGV/LGV driver.

  • Long Haul Truck Driver (NOC 7411-C)

Note: Long Haul Drivers depart for destinations thousands of kilometers away from home. They cross inter-provincial boundaries and travel over international routes across North America. Drivers are away from home for several days per week or weeks at a time. Long Haul Truck Drivers are not Short Haul Truck Drivers. Short Haul Truck Drivers are not eligible under the Alberta PNP.

Self Employed Farmer:

This program is for farm owner/operators with proven management skills and significant financial resources.

The applicant must invest a minimum of $500,000 in a farming enterprise plus sufficient financial resources enough to develop a farming operation in Alberta.

If you have a job offer in Alberta, please fill out a Provincial Nominee Free Assessment.